Monthly Archives August 2014

A Thank You Note to My Office By Elizabeth Teurlay


Elizabeth Teurlay is currently a Program Advisor in Academic Services at Brandeis University. She earned her M. Ed. in Student Affairs at UCLA and previously served as a Resident Director at Boston College. Elizabeth enjoys staying involved in the NASPA Region 1 WISA & SAPAA KC’s and reading about all things Higher Ed. Outside of work, she is training for her second 5K and loves taking her dog Riley to the dog park. You can connect with her on Twitter at @eteurlay. 


As I quickly approach my one year work anniversary at Brandeis University, I realize I have a lot to be grateful for. I enjoy my new role, my new students, and my new dog that came with the live-off life...

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What works for you? by AJ Lauer

1540529_10101763812078369_1086932590_oAJ Lauer currently serves as Coordinator of Conference Services at the Colorado School of Mines in beautiful Golden, CO. She has also held positions as a Resident Director at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and Manager of Student Life at Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus. She received her MS in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University in Miami, FL. In her spare time you can usually find her either somewhere in the Great Outdoors or hiding in a corner writing an article or her next book. Outside of the Conference Season, she blogs regularly at, or you can find her on Twitter: @ayjaylauer.


Having an “active lifestyle” is something we are all supposed to aspire to...

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Watch Me Go by Summer (King) Mattina


Summer (King) Mattina happily serves as an Academic Advisor for Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology at Saint Louis University. She is a member of NASPA, ACPA, and NACADA, and enjoys rock and roll, rocky beaches, and rocking chairs. She also likes stone soup. Get to know her by connecting on Twitter @SummerMattina.


Watch Me Go

In the past year, I have moved three times, started two jobs, acquired one always-ornery dog, and joined forces and households with one occasionally-ornery partner...

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Getting Fit — One Year Later by Dr. Brenda Bethman

brenda bethmanBrenda Bethman has been Director of the UMKC Women’s Center since January 2007. She also holds appointment as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and Affiliated Faculty in German. Before coming to UMKC, she was founding Program Coordinator of the Women’s Center and then Director of the Women’s & Gender Equity Resource Center at Texas A&M University, where she also taught for the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures. She is a past chair of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Women’s Centers Committee, as well as past Secretary for NWSA. Brenda was a member of the committee that revised the CAS Standards for Women Student Programs and Services.


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